Written by: on April 27, 2015 @ 7:51 am

CquizThere are many dental procedures available to help you restore your teeth in case of an accident or aging. As you get older your teeth age too. Tooth enamel thins, leaving your teeth prone to discoloration, chips, cracks, breaks, and decay. When it comes to restoring a tooth, you may not be sure what treatment is right for you. Take our porcelain crown quiz to find out if crown treatment is what you need.

True or False?

  1. True or False: Dentists often use the words crown and cap interchangeably.
  2. True or False: Crowns are used to treat badly damaged or decay teeth.
  3. True or False: Crowns can be used to strengthen a cracked tooth and for other treatments, as well.
  4. True or False: A crown procedure requires numbing of the area.
  5. True or False: Crowns are removable.
  6. True or False: Crowns are fabricated from resin composite material.

Answers:

  1. True: Crowns used to be referred to as caps, and often still are, because a crown “caps” or encases, and protects the entire tooth similar to the way a cap covers and protects your head.
  2. True: Crowns protect and strengthen teeth that are too badly damaged or decayed to be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
  3. True: Crowns can be used to restore cracked, chipped, broken, misshapen, and discolored teeth. Dental crowns are also used to cover implant posts, to anchor dental bridges, and to cover teeth after a root canal procedure.
  4. True: To place a crown your dentist will numb the area around your tooth before preparing the tooth by removing the damage or decay, then shaping the tooth to accommodate the crown.
  5. False: Dental crowns are bonded to the remaining natural tooth structure and are a permanent restoration.
  6. False: Crowns can be fabricated from metal, porcelain, zirconia, or porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM); depending upon the area of the mouth and the biting forces the crown will endure.

ABOUT YOUR FARMINGTON HILLS DENTIST:

To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with one of the experts at the Comfort Dental Group, then contact us today by calling our office at (248) 474-6434. We welcome patients living in and around Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville, Westland, and Dearborn Heights.

Catogories: Patient Education, Restorative Dentistry

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